Following the release of his new album Stillwater, FRANKIE LEE has announced that he will be returning to the UK in September for a string of dates, including a slot at The Long Road festival. The tour is Lee’s first headline tour in four years and follows his recent run of shows with Strand of Oaks.

Frankie Lee UK Tour Dates

04 Sep – LONDON, Paper Dress Vintage

05 Sep – WINCHESTER, Railway

07 Sep – LEICESTERSHIRE, The Long Road festival

09 Sep – BIRMINGHAM, Hare & Hounds

10 Sep – SHEFFIELD, Dorothy Pax

11 Sep – NOTTINGHAM, Running Horse

12 Sep – GLASGOW, Broadcast

Supporting Frankie Lee for his shows in London and Winchester will be Loose label-mates Native Harrow.

Compared favourably in reviews to Springsteen’s Nebraska, The Band’s Music From The Big Pink, Neil Young, Tom Petty and fellow Minnesotan Bob Dylan, Frankie Lee’s Stillwater takes its name from the small town in which he was born. Frankie claims to have been running from it and to it ever since. Whilst on his 2015 debut album, American Dreamer, Frankie’s characters were set loose in a seemingly inescapable inheritance of self-destruction, on Stillwater they seek a path towards redemption by returning home and confronting the past. Based on the loss of youth, with a focus on the dissolution of love, as well as the real life of the working class, Stillwater is a scrapbook of short stories, reveries and musical growth by one of America’s greatest unknown songwriters.

Following up his critically acclaimed 2016 debut, American Dreamer, which Rolling Stone called “debut record of the year”, Lee continues to hold a mirror up to the idea of the American Dream, with new album Stillwater, lamenting the decimation of the working class and the effects of unfettered capitalism on communities across the country. Stillwater is out now.

Stillwater is out now as well as being available to stream in full via Youtube, featuring archive video footage of the town of Stillwater: